5 bargain UK family break ideas for February Half Term

February half term is always a tricky one - most of us are still recovering from Christmas, it's still freezing cold but there are glimmers of Spring teasing us and the summer still feels like a looooong way off. With that in mind, I've scoured the internet for 5 fun mini breaks that won't cost a fortune. 

Stay at Alton Towers

We are seriously tempted by the Alton Towers February half term deal. Although theme park tickets aren't included (as the theme park will be closed), I have priced a stay in the Alton Towers hotel including evening entertainment for the kids, entry to the Splash Landings Waterpark and entry to Sharkbait by Sealife plus breakfast for 5 people at just £165 which works out at £33 per person. That's a lot of fun for your money and it's all indoors too so perfect if the weather isn't the best.

Escape to Northumberland

Cottages in Northumberland are offering some bargain breaks this half term. Breakwater Cottage in Seahouses has caught my eye - £310 for up to 6 people for 4 nights in half term is a steal. A stone built cottage featuring easy access to the traditional seaside town. February half term is the perfect time to explore the region with the beaches remaining deserted and lots of cosy pubs to snuggle up by the fire. 

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Play and Stay at Warwick Castle

We have found a deal for 2 adults and 2 children to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Redditch including breakfast plus a 2 day ticket to Warwick Castle for £103 via Play an Stay. This works out at under £26 per person. This is a mega deal! There's always lots going on at Warwick Castle from birds of prey to Medieval tours. 

Diversity, Dick and Dom and Horrible Histories at Butlin's

We are huge fans of Butlin's and love how there is so much entertainment included in the price of your break that you don't really need to take much spending money. I've found a break at Butlin's Skegness for £360 for 4 nights in Half Term. This includes Diversity, Dick and Dom (hilarious), Horrible Histories plus many more character shows. There's lots to do when it rains too. £360 works out at £22.50 per person per night. 

Stay in a train carriage

There are lots of cool ideas and unique places to stay on the Canopy & Stars website. I love this quirky train carriage in Dorset which is available from just £90 per night for up to 2 adults and 2 children. What an adventure that would be!

Image Credit - Canopy & Stars

Will you be booking anywhere this half term?



  1. What total bargains Sam!!! We're off to London for a few days over half term but are staying with friends to keep the costs to a total minimum as we are stony broke at the moment. I'm going to be on the lookout for rock bottom summer holiday deals... but I think we'll be pitching our tent this year!!!! That's fine though as it's such a fun adventure for the kids and a total break from normal life. Plus it won't break the bank ;-)

  2. Amazing set of places for family break in UK...All seems worth visiting...

  3. Some great ideas! I think February half term is tough! You don't know what the weather is going to do but I am always so ready for a little break!

  4. I adore Breakwater Cottage, we've stayed there twice as a family and it's perfect, Seahouses is gorgeous all year round! Funny that Alton Towers isn't opening at all this half term, usually they have a reduced amount of rides open as we've been a couple of times but I did note on a press release that they weren't going to be opening as much during the off peak this year.

    I have no idea what we'll do, I'm going away on the Thurs with my BFF's to a luxury hotel near Whitby, do need to try and fit some family time too though.

  5. Some great ideas here! We will be off to Butlins this year as one of this years ambassadors!


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